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BRTC’s AC bus service launched on Dhaka-Narayanganj route

  • Published at 03:04 pm May 22nd, 2019
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A person is coming out of An AC bus that will ply the Dhaka-Narayanganj route from May 22, 2019 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

A total of 15 buses will ply the route

Road Transport and Bridges Minister, Obaidul Quader, has inaugurated the AC bus service of the Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) on the Dhaka-Narayanganj route, in the capital’s Gulistan area.

Launched on Wednesday morning, the service will have 15 buses plying the 18km route, via the Mayor Mohammad Hanif flyover, Signboard, and Chashara areas, to Mandalpara of Narayanganj.

Passengers will be charged Tk50 and Tk55 to travel from Dhaka to Chashara and Mandalpara, respectively. 

Passengers are seating in an AC bus that will ply the Dhaka-Narayanganj route from May 22, 2019 <strong> Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune </strong>

The buses, imported from India, cost Tk67.15lakh each, and have a 51-seat capacity, according to a BRTC press release.

The release included that BRTC has procured: 300 double-decker buses, 100 AC buses for Dhaka, 100 AC buses for inter-city service, and 100 non-AC buses. 

Of the 100 AC inter-city buses, 49 have already been added to BRTC’s existing fleet, 15 of which were launched on Wednesday.